La, Ms, Tn, Ky, Oh roadtrip (Baton Rouge to Columbus)

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Denny

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Dec 16, 2004, 1:24:26 AM12/16/04
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Since I was more interested in getting home ASAP instead of seeing the
sites, this was a fairly uneventful trip.

Route - LSU campus to Morning Glory Ave E to Stanford Ave N to Acadian Thru
N to I-10 E to I-12 E to I-55 N
to I-240 E (CCW) to I-40 E (Stop in Jackson, Tn for the night) more I-40 E
to Briley Pkwy/Blvd. N (CCW) to I-65 N to I-264 E (CCW) to I-71 N to Oh 315
N to I-670 E to I-71 N to US 36 E to assorted Delaware Co. Rds to my parents
house.

Notes:
Saw two SPUIs along the way. I-65 in Madison, Ms (north suburb of Jackson)
and Briley Pkwy amongst the Opryland connections in Nashville.

Saw work for another interchange being built along I-65 in Northern
Mississippi (it wasn't for I-69, that interchange is marked as such). Is
there something else I'm missing there?

Is TennDOT trying to build the longest exit ramp on record? They are
currently constructing one that appears to be a mile long from I-40 WB to
Briley Pkwy on the westside of Nashville, and they constructed a fairly long
ramp from Briley to I-65 on the northside of Nashville.

Does Louisville really need I-65 to be 12 lanes wide between I-264 and I-265
(south of the airport)
I have never experienced a traffic jam due to the inability of drivers
trying to pass a semi till I was on I-71 north of Louisville, yesterday.

Gas prices ran from 1.76 in Tennessee (several locations along I-40) to 1.54
in Columbus

Any other questions or comments to pose?

Sandor G (back in Middle of Nowhere, Ohio for 3 weeks)


Eric Opperman

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Dec 16, 2004, 1:44:54 PM12/16/04
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Denny wrote:
> Notes:
> Saw two SPUIs along the way. I-65 in Madison, Ms (north suburb of Jackson)
> and Briley Pkwy amongst the Opryland connections in Nashville.
>
> Saw work for another interchange being built along I-65 in Northern
> Mississippi (it wasn't for I-69, that interchange is marked as such). Is
> there something else I'm missing there?

Those two have to be I-55.

> Is TennDOT trying to build the longest exit ramp on record? They are
> currently constructing one that appears to be a mile long from I-40 WB to
> Briley Pkwy on the westside of Nashville, and they constructed a fairly long
> ramp from Briley to I-65 on the northside of Nashville.

Not only is it a mile long, it's *WAY* up in the air, especially for
what appears to be a right-turn ramp.

I couldn't believe, driving around Nashville earlier this week, how much
freeway work they're doing there. We have two freeway projects going on
in Memphis, the rest waiting for funding, I saw at least four underway
in Nashville.

Sherman Cahal

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Dec 16, 2004, 2:53:40 PM12/16/04
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Yes; I was on Interstate 65 several weeks ago and again a week ago, and
both times I experienced horrendous traffic congestion. I would hate
for it to be less than 12 lanes.

Sir Hailstone - BOFH

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Dec 16, 2004, 2:49:53 PM12/16/04
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Sherman Cahal wrote:
> Denny wrote:

>>Notes:
>>Saw two SPUIs along the way. I-65 in Madison, Ms (north suburb of
>
> Jackson)
>
>>and Briley Pkwy amongst the Opryland connections in Nashville.
>>
>>Saw work for another interchange being built along I-65 in Northern
>>Mississippi (it wasn't for I-69, that interchange is marked as such).

Since When did I-65 goes thru Mississippi???

>>Does Louisville really need I-65 to be 12 lanes wide between I-264
>
> and I-265
>
>>(south of the airport)
>>I have never experienced a traffic jam due to the inability of
>
> drivers
>
>>trying to pass a semi till I was on I-71 north of Louisville,
>
> yesterday.
>
> Yes; I was on Interstate 65 several weeks ago and again a week ago, and
> both times I experienced horrendous traffic congestion. I would hate
> for it to be less than 12 lanes.

I-65 thru the Derby City gets quite crowded. Of course it'll be much
better then those of us on the northern side of the Ohio can cross other
than by going clear out to Shively or thru downtown.

Froggie

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Dec 16, 2004, 4:35:47 PM12/16/04
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> Notes:
> Saw two SPUIs along the way. I-65 in Madison, Ms (north suburb of Jackson)
> and Briley Pkwy amongst the Opryland connections in Nashville.

You obviously meant I-55 instead of I-65 for your Mississippi notes...

That SPUI on I-55 in Madison is at MS 463, completed a couple years ago, and is
thus far the only SPUI in Mississippi.

> Saw work for another interchange being built along I-65 in Northern
> Mississippi (it wasn't for I-69, that interchange is marked as such). Is
> there something else I'm missing there?

MS 4 Senatobia bypass.

Froggie | Virginia Beach, VA | http://www.ajfroggie.com/roads/


Denny

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Dec 17, 2004, 2:34:55 PM12/17/04
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"Sir Hailstone - BOFH" <sir.NOSPAM...@yayhoos.moc> wrote in message
news:BFlwd.1034$xW3...@fe1.columbus.rr.com...

> Sherman Cahal wrote:
> > Denny wrote:
> >>Saw work for another interchange being built along I-65 in Northern
> >>Mississippi (it wasn't for I-69, that interchange is marked as such).
>
> Since When did I-65 goes thru Mississippi???

Good question.
A goof up on my part. Should of said I-55 (when did I post this
originally?)

Sandor G


Denny

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Dec 17, 2004, 2:38:42 PM12/17/04
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"Froggie" <fro...@mississippi.net> wrote in message
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> > Notes:
> > Saw two SPUIs along the way. I-65 in Madison, Ms (north suburb of
Jackson)
> > and Briley Pkwy amongst the Opryland connections in Nashville.
>
> You obviously meant I-55 instead of I-65 for your Mississippi notes...
>
> That SPUI on I-55 in Madison is at MS 463, completed a couple years ago,
and is
> thus far the only SPUI in Mississippi.
>
> > Saw work for another interchange being built along I-65 in Northern
> > Mississippi (it wasn't for I-69, that interchange is marked as such).
Is
> > there something else I'm missing there?
>
> MS 4 Senatobia bypass.

Ah! At least I brought my Mississippi map so I can figure that out later
(though I haven't decided if I'm coming back along I-55 or US 61 south from
Memphis on the return trip)

> Froggie | Virginia Beach, VA | http://www.ajfroggie.com/roads/

Sandor G


Rick Powell

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Dec 17, 2004, 5:26:19 PM12/17/04
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Does Senatobia really need a bypass?

RP

Froggie

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Dec 17, 2004, 7:07:22 PM12/17/04
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> Does Senatobia really need a bypass?

By most accounts, no. However...

A) MDOT has a long-range (and legislated) goal of 4-laning MS 4 between Tunica
and Senatobia....a bypass ties into this goal.

B) Speaking from experience (4 years in MS), Mississippi has a low tolerance for
heavy traffic and poor LOS.

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